How to Root Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 on Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Firmware

Root ACE LogoSamsung Galaxy ACE S5830 won’t get the Jellybean 4.1 update officially due to hardware limitations, but one can always root their devices so that users can experience custom ROM firmwares and other apps which require the root access. In the coming days, we will be coming up with the custom ROM firmwares which will rope in the goodness of Jellybean and ICS for your Galaxy ACE S5830 smartphone. All thanks to the developers who constantly work harder for developing new sort of custom ROM firmwares. In the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can root your Galaxy ACE S5830.

To check on which firmware your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830in on, you can check from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OSwhere it will show DDKQ8 2.3.6 firmware. Just in case if you are new to rooting and want to know on what exactly the rooting is, then rooting gives the access to the system files which is a must for installing the custom ROM firmwares and the apps which need the rooting access.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if anything wrong happens to your device, which is a very unlikely event if you follow the procedure which is mentioned below.

  • It’s recommended to back up all the files and data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps. Once it’s done, and you have backed up all the data, place all the backup target files in your computer so that the same can be restored if any is lost.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • The USB debugging in your Galaxy ACE S5830 can be enabled from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Also, you need to ensure that the device is left with the minimum of 60% so as to make sure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the process of firmware update. Close all tools in your computer like the Antivirus tools, KIES PC Suite and also the firewalls as these tools tend to interrupt the rooting process.

Note: Once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void. The only way with which the warranty can be restored is by re applying the Official firmware update of DDKQ8 from the respective link.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we will be checking out on what are the instructions with which you can root the device.

  1. Reply chris June 28, 2013 at 11:24 am

    rooting software ( DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package) is missing 4m the mediafire location.

    can u do something in this regard??

  2. Reply Daremo Sensanome April 14, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Why in the damn hell this MF deal with this stupid thing of rooting a device?
    All portable devices needs to be rooted (or jailbreaked) to reach its full potential… why?
    All due to the sickness of this MF of Steve Jobs?… At the end all devices are rooted or jailbreaked the same. But wasting lots of hours of certain engineers…
    isn’t this stupid!!!????

  3. Reply James April 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Can someone please re-up the file, the link is dead!

    • Reply demonimp May 24, 2013 at 5:53 am

      dead link please re upload the package

  4. Reply Nikita Chavan March 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Can you please add the download aagin

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      its there in the procedure section

      • Reply Bansi April 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        But that link is not working, the file is deleted from the mediafire server. can anyone who have that file upload and provide the link?

        • Pradeep Neela April 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm

          we will come up with the newer update soon for S5830, alternatively you can c heck the same from the GALAXY ACE CATEGORY TOO

  5. Reply goutham February 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    hey , guys . . .
    when i click the link to download , it says that the link is no longer available . . .
    please help me , i am eager to use this version . . .
    Thanks . . .

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      yes beacuse developer has pulled off the links

  6. Reply pep December 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    The firmware filebto be download isn’t available. Could you please tell me if it can be dowloadnfrom another site or hang it again?

  7. Reply Shiva November 22, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    The Mediafire links are broken.. They do not work… Can you provide alternate links plzzzz…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      developer has pulled off the links

      • Reply bec February 7, 2013 at 1:55 am

        are there any other links?

        • Pradeep Neela February 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm

          there are no other links

    • Reply prem November 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      The media fire link is broken. can u please give me a link to download files. Thanks in advance.

  8. Reply Manolix November 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Pradeep Neela! Im still waiting for your reply.

    Hi! I was going to the download link “DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package” and the link says “The file you requested has been removed from MediaFire for a violation of our Terms of Service”. Where else can I download the DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package? Thank you.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm


  9. Reply Alberto Rechy November 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

    The DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package is no longer available, could you repost a link to the file please? Thanks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm


  10. Reply Manolix November 20, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Hi! I was going to the download link “DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package” and the link says “The file you requested has been removed from MediaFire for a violation of our Terms of Service”. Where else can I download the DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package? Thank you.

  11. Reply nihal November 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    could you help me for rooting my device???? and whether i can update my ace to ics version of android??

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

      yes you can , the links are mentioned in the article with which you can root the device

  12. Reply nihal November 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    could you help me for rooting my device???? and whether i can update my ace to ics version of android

  13. Reply Tusshar November 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I have a samsung galaxy ace s5830 running as 2.3.4. i want to root my phone does it delete all the installed application?Please reply asap.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      yes you can apply the update

      • Reply the92985 November 8, 2012 at 12:09 am

        bad link

  14. Reply Hanif October 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    How to solve “Installation aborted” problem while rooting..

  15. Reply Vivek October 20, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    after pressing zip from sd card….after some seconds it is saying installation aborted !!!
    HELP !!

  16. Reply manu October 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    hi , can i uninstall system application like default music player and all?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela October 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      yes but you will have to root your phone

      • Reply manu October 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        thanks pradeep, but when i’m preesing vol up key+ok button and power key the phone is showing ramdump mode

  17. Reply Nikhil September 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Can i use dis root file for Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKT7 ???

  18. Reply Siddhartha September 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I tried like a thousand times to upgrade to 2.3.6 using Kies, but as soon as the firmware download completes, the phone is disconnected and reconnected without upgrade. I have USB debugging enabled.
    So, i was thinking of upgrading this firmware on android 2.3.4. Is it safe?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      yes itssafe to update

  19. Reply wiljan dadia September 8, 2012 at 5:25 am

    hi. may phone got a problem, i got this error.
    the application setup wizard (process has stopped unexpectedly
    what should i do? please help i cant use my phone prperly. :(

  20. Reply Priya September 5, 2012 at 6:45 am

    can i use this for 2.3.5

  21. Reply bimal August 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    mine rooted just fine. it only took 15 secs to run.

    i had DDKQ8 firmware but just wanted to root. to go to recovery mode “press menu button and power only ”
    The vol-up menu and power does not work and will take to ARMDUMP screen

    Thank for simple instructions.

  22. Reply Arun V August 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I had done rooting yesterday. At that time no issue with my phone. But now it won’t accepting any incoming calls. outgoing is there but incoming is getting as miss call. Always number busy. What to do with this issue?

  23. Reply Arun V August 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    It worked! Now I want to know how to move the heavy application like google maps to SD card. I installed Link2SD application. But it failed to move the application to SD card. Anybody knows a solution?

  24. Reply Manoj August 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    i m having galaxy ace with updated firmware version 2,3,6, i tried the steps as u mentioned, I struck with the recovery mode ( Samsung logo-recovery mode ) I tried many times by restarted the mobile and tried the recovery steps , plz help me to root my device

  25. Reply Anutosh Ghosh August 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    everytime in the recovery mode, on selecting the update from sd card, installation is aborted…

    • Reply Pranav October 23, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Even I am having the same problem…:-(

  26. Reply Barbarella Buchner July 30, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks! That worked like a charm. :)

  27. Reply Anandabehera July 18, 2012 at 9:05 am

    hi bhai i m new to android n i want to no the pros and cons of rooting my ace s5830 could u plz help me and give the details how to to root safely plz thanks

  28. Reply Helo July 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm


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